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Professor Ren Receives an NSF Research Grant on Edge Data Centers

Many emerging latency-critical online services such as augmented reality and assisted driving are hosted in distributed edge data centers. Professor Shaolei Ren (PI) received a three-year research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for developing novel artificial intelligence techniques to increase the quality of service for these services without data center expansion. The key...

1.2 Million NSF award for Efficient Collaborative Perception over Controllable Agent Networks

New 1.2 Million NSF grant “III: Medium: Efficient Collaborative Perception over Controllable Agent Networks” was awarded to a team of 3 CSE Professors: Vagelis Christidis (PI), Vassilis Tsotras, and Vagelis Papalexakis and 2 ECE Professors: Amit Roy-Chowdhury and Konstantinos Karydis. The goal of this project is to create the knowledge to facilitate effective and efficient...

ECE faculty Shane Cybart hosts the 17th International Superconductive Electronics Conference in Riverside.

Professor Shane Cybart is the Program Chair for the 17th International Superconductive Electronics Conference, ISEC 2019 that will be held July 28 – August 1, 2019 at the Riverside, California Convention Center. ISEC, first held in 1987 in Tokyo, Japan, is the leading biennial meeting focusing on superconductive electronics. Professor Cybart created a technical program...

Prof. Ming Liu’s group develops a new optical microscopy with nanometer resolution

A research team led by Prof. Ming Liu from ECE and Prof. Ruoxue Yan from Chemical and Environmental Engineering has developed a new optical technique to improve the efficiency of near-field scanning optical microscope (NSOM) probes by orders of magnitude, and used this technique to achieve 1-nanometer spatial resolution in optical imaging. The paper, titled...

Balandin receives Brillouin Medal for graphene phonon research

Alexander Balandin, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside, has received the Brillouin Medal from the International Phononics Society. The award was presented at the Phononics 2019: 5th International Conference on Phononic Metamaterials, Phonon Transport, and Topological Phononics in Tucson, Arizona, on June 6. The Brillouin Medal award recognizes Balandin’s “discovery...

Dr. Bhanu receives the Faculty Research Lecturer Award, the first for BCOE

From its inception (1952) well over half a century ago, the Faculty Research Lecturer Award has been the highest honor that the University of California at Riverside (UCR) Academic Senate bestows. Distinguished Professor Bir Bhanu, Marlan and Rosemary Bourns Endowed Presidential Chair in Engineering is the first member of the faculty of the Bourns College...

Prof. Wong's GPU computing course highlighted by Nvidia

Nvidia highlighted our undergraduate GPU Computing and Programming course (CS/EE147), developed by Prof. Daniel Wong. The blog post highlighted how NVIDIA Teaching Kits offered by the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute are used and integrated into the university curriculum. This course teaches the basics of GPU computing, such as parallel execution models, parallel algorithms and performance...

New $1.2M Navy grant to make artificial intelligent (AI) systems smarter

Amit Roy-Chowdhury, Konstantinos Karydis, and Salman Asif, electrical and computer engineering professors, along with Fabio Pasqualetti, a mechanical engineering professor, receive a $1.2M grant from the Office of Naval Research’s Science of Artificial Intelligence Program. Using recent advances in computer vision, machine learning, signal processing, robotics, and controls, researchers will explore AI’s capability of both...

Prof. Ran Cheng Received Five-Year MURI Award for Antiferromagnetic Spintronics

Professor Ran Cheng received a five-year $777K award from the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program of the Department of Defense (DoD) as a member of the MURI team consisting of 7 PIs from 6 US institutions led by the University of Central Florida ($7.5M award in total for the whole team). The award supports...

Jie Shi, Yuanqi Gao and Prof. Yu Win 1st Prize Best Paper Award at IEEE PES GTD ASIA 2019

The paper by Ph.D. students Jie Shi, Yuanqi Gao, and Prof. Nanpeng Yu entitled “Degradation-aware Operation and Optimal Sizing of Behind-the-meter Battery Systems for Commercial Customers,” won the 1st Prize Best Paper Award among 188 accepted papers accepted at the IEEE Power and Energy Society Grand International Conference & Exposition Asia 2019. This paper develops...

Prof. Salman Asif receives Google Faculty Research Award

Prof. Salman Asif received 2018 Google Faculty Research Award for a project titled “Distributed and Data-Driven Lensless Imaging.” The Faculty Research Award program at Google was created to "enable building strong relationships with faculty around the world who are pursuing innovative research, and plays an important role for Google’s Research organization by fostering an exchange...

ECE Researchers Deliver Breakthrough in Magnonic Devices

The team led by Prof. Alexander Balandin has made an important step toward the development of practical magnonic devices by studying, for the first time, the level of noise associated with the propagation of magnon current. The paper, “The discrete noise of magnons,” is a feature story in Applied Physics Letters, and will also appear...

Prof. Mihri Ozkan wins humanitarian award for environmental technology work

Prof. Mihri Ozkan was awarded a 2018 Rotary Humanitarian Star award for her work in developing environmentally friendly technology. Ozkan was presented with the award in the environmental improvement category at a Jan. 31 reception at the University Club of Pasadena. She was recognized for her work developing advanced energy management systems and green approaches...

Three Faculty Named as Fellows

Three ECE faculty members were named Fellows in recognition to their contributions and extraordinary achievements to advancing science. Professor Albert Wang has been named Fellow of the National Academy for Inventors (NAI) for his incredible impact on the innovation sphere on a global scale. Professor Roger Lake and Professor Amit Roy-Chowdhury have been named IEEE...

Two ECE faculty on most highly cited list

Professor Alexander Balandin and Professor Wei Ren have been named to the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics, which was previously part of the Thomson Reuters. The list includes frequently cited researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and recognizes “researchers whose citation records position them in the highest...

Professor Ming Liu Receives a Three-Year NSF Grant for New Optoelectronic Devices

Professor Ming Liu received a three-year $400K grant (ECCS 1810453) from the National Science Foundation for developing tunneling field effector optoelectronic devices based on stacked 2D crystals with clean interfaces. Optical communication is based on converting electrical signals into optical signals by optoelectronic devices such as lasers and photodiodes. Devices based on conventional semiconductors such...

New GAANN grant to support doctoral students

A team of faculty members from ECE received a three-year $895K GAANN grant from the Department of Education. The team comprises Ertem Tuncel (PI), Amit Roy-Chowdhury (Co-PI), Matt Barth (Co-PI), Nanpeng Yu (Co-PI), and Kostas Karydis (Co-PI). The GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) award is designed as a financial aid to fund...

NSF funded research for developing energy saving techniques in heterogeneous data centers

Professor Daniel Wong (PI) and Distinguished Professor Laxmi Bhuyan (Co-PI) received a three-year $500K grant (CCF-1815643) from the National Science Foundation for developing new evaluation methodology to quantify heterogeneous server energy proportionality, container live migration support and strategies, and management for heterogeneous CPU and multi-accelerator systems. More information about this new award can be found...

ECE PhD Student Niluthpol Chowdhury Mithun wins Best Paper Award at ICMR 2018

ECE PhD student Niluthpol Chowdhury Mithun is the first author of the paper that won the Best Paper Award at the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 2018.

Two DURIP Awards for Research in Robotics and Machine Intelligence

UCR and BCOE have been awarded with two equipment grants from ARO and ONR led by faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. These are: (1) ARO DURIP – PI Karydis (Co-PIs: Roy-Chowdhury, Mourikis, Pasqualetti, Farrell); $350,000, to build an 100x50x30 ft outdoor motion tracking arena for robotics experimentation. (2) ONR DURIP –...
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